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RazorGT 01-31-2014 12:38 PM

will the shop i go to be able to do tranny flush and coolant flush or do ineed dealer
 
06 gt auto, i hear we got a tranny that has a special bolt that only a ford tech with a ford tool can open to drain/replace to fluid and filter...is this true? and if it is why would they do this?? 1% reasons?

what about the coolant?

theres a shop in my town that is amazing, its run by 2 guys who were local race car drivers, not only are they magic workers in the garage - they are cheap as hell! on my last mustang they did coolant flush, serpentine belt, sparks+ wires, rear pinion seal all for 150$. (i bought the parts myself) They are really great and you usually have to book a week in advance for an appointment. Dealer wanted 250$ just for the coolant flush!

So I really want to give them as much business as I can and save $ and hope they can do my tranny and coolant...will they be able to or do i gotta go to stealership?

2005Redfire6 01-31-2014 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorGT (Post 8343074)
06 gt auto, i hear we got a tranny that has a special bolt that only a ford tech with a ford tool can open to drain/replace to fluid and filter...is this true? and if it is why would they do this?? 1% reasons?

what about the coolant?

theres a shop in my town that is amazing, its run by 2 guys who were local race car drivers, not only are they magic workers in the garage - they are cheap as hell! on my last mustang they did coolant flush, serpentine belt, sparks+ wires, rear pinion seal all for 150$. (i bought the parts myself) They are really great and you usually have to book a week in advance for an appointment. Dealer wanted 250$ just for the coolant flush!

So I really want to give them as much business as I can and save $ and hope they can do my tranny and coolant...will they be able to or do i gotta go to stealership?

Why are you asking us? Better yet why don't you ask them?...... -_-

RazorGT 01-31-2014 02:26 PM

because i don't expect them to know every single thing about every single car that is made - I'd rather find out here rather than take it to them then find out last minute they can't access it.

Csrt4to5.0gt 01-31-2014 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorGT (Post 8343136)
because i don't expect them to know every single thing about every single car that is made - I'd rather find out here rather than take it to them then find out last minute they can't access it.

Reputable mechanics, especially one that work on modern cars and have a background in auto racing will know what is needed or not needed to work on brand specific problems with cars. Call them on the phone and state your concerns. I guarantee you that they will know whether they can perform the job or not.

RazorGT 01-31-2014 02:55 PM

i called and he said that he can

but i heard a while ago that u have to get tranny fluid flushed at a dealer because they have a ford shaped bolt that only a dealer tech can open to drain the fluid.

Csrt4to5.0gt 01-31-2014 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorGT (Post 8343149)
i called and he said that he can

but i heard a while ago that u have to get tranny fluid flushed at a dealer because they have a ford shaped bolt that only a dealer tech can open to drain the fluid.

I'm sure they have equipment to tackle different manufacturer specific bolts and whatnot. My girlfriends mom has a 2012 Chevy equinox that needs a specific GM part# socket to take the oil filter off to change the oil. I had all the oil drained when I noticed this dilemma. So, I called Auto zone and they sell the socket at their store. So I'm, more than sure, you'll be fine.

RazorGT 01-31-2014 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Csrt4to5.0gt (Post 8343155)
I'm sure they have equipment to tackle different manufacturer specific bolts and whatnot. My girlfriends mom has a 2012 Chevy equinox that needs a specific GM part# socket to take the oil filter off to change the oil. I had all the oil drained when I noticed this dilemma. So, I called Auto zone and they sell the socket at their store. So I'm, more than sure, you'll be fine.

alright, thanks

157dB 01-31-2014 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorGT (Post 8343149)
i called and he said that he can

but i heard a while ago that u have to get tranny fluid flushed at a dealer because they have a ford shaped bolt that only a dealer tech can open to drain the fluid.

dealer tech only bolt tool.
Now I have heard it all.

cept the BonAmi down the intake to help seat piston rings...

U heard wrong :icon_toast:

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=245&viewfil...ain%20Plug.pdf

special fill tool maybe

2005Redfire6 02-03-2014 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 157dB (Post 8343168)
dealer tech only bolt tool.
Now I have heard it all.

cept the BonAmi down the intake to help seat piston rings...

U heard wrong :icon_toast:

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=245&viewfil...ain%20Plug.pdf

special fill tool maybe

Lol... dB coming in again!

tx_zstang 02-04-2014 12:11 AM

...well if he wasnt, I was!!!
special tools indeed...HA!
I've filled several auto trans with no special tools.

Now if you do a 'flush' as described in the service manuals, there is more to that. However, people have had issues after a "flush" due to debris getting dislodged and then getting into the system.

Changing the fluid and filter should be done and will change most of the fluid in the system.


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